AIG PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The purpose of the AIG program is to address the needs of students with high ability and/or aptitude for learning. The program provides differentiated instruction and curriculum approaches beyond that of the regular classroom. It includes acceleration options, opportunities for individual interest development, and high-level problem solving skills.
The program provides an identification process using multiple criteria, including aptitude, achievement, and student performance. The program promotes the early identification of potentially gifted learners at grades K-3 in order to provide enrichment opportunities.
The program provides a variety of service options, including gifted-education resources, cluster grouping, subject and grade acceleration, and advanced subject grouping of gifted learners.
There are a variety of enrichment opportunities, including academic competitions, field trips, fine arts activities, problem-solving investigations, special interest clubs, summer enrichment opportunities.
Our class recently read the novel, The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. To celebrate the completion of the best-selling classic, we participated in several extension activities.
Members form Fifth Third Bank visited AIG math students from Union Elementary and informed students about banking. The presenters talked about interest, savings, investing and other financial topics. Students were able to solve mathematical scenarios that involved saving money and the amount of interest they might receive.
Fifth grade AIG students at Kensington Elementary were inspired by Mohandas Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” After reading about Gandhi and reflecting upon his words, students were inspired to make a change in the world. Students thought collecting books for others in need would be a good way to make a difference.
Boxes of Hope Project - 4th Grade AIG Secret buddies? How mysterious---and how fun!! The fourth grade AIG students were given the names and survey sheets of their Secret Buddies in mid-November after reading a story from the anthology Birthday Surprises. Knowing that the objective of this activity was to create gifts from the heart, they created five “gifts” for their buddies.
Mrs. Gunn’s 5th Grade AIG Math Class at Unionville Elementary School had a special visitor from Microsoft who volunteered to help students participate in the Hour of Code on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. (Click On Title To Read Full Story)
AIG students traveled to the Barrier Islands from October 26 - October 28.
AIG students from the following elementary schools attended: Waxhaw, Union, Poplin, New Salem, Unionville, Fairview, and Indian Trail Elementary.
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Antioch Elementary AIG teacher, Lisa Schilling, has been selected as the UCPS AIG Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016. Congratulations to Ms. Schilling on this recognition. Ms. Schilling will attend the North Carolina Association of Gifted and Talented (NCAGT) conference in March where she will represent our district as the nomination for the 2016 NCAGT Outstanding Teacher of the Year. (Click on Title To Read Full Story)